07-NIGHT/08-DAY CLASSIC TOUR OF IRAN
07-NIGHT/08-DAY CLASSIC TOUR OF IRAN
Arrival to Tehran/ Transfer to Mehrabad Airport to take domestic flight to Shiraz, check in hotel in Shiraz, Rest and Overnight(Pre-booked hotel rooms)
Half day excursion to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire; also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid); plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs (including Shapur the First’s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian); return to Shiraz to visit the tomb of Iran’s greatest lyric poet Hafez, located in a beautiful garden; the pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel), and the Vakil Bazaar (closed on Fridays); overnight stay at hotel.
Drive to Yazd, en route visit Pasargadae, pre-dating Persepolis, site of the simple but imposing tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Founder of the Persian Empire, and remains of his several palaces, all located in the beautiful plain of Dasht–e-Morghab; continue to Yazd for overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visits in Yazd, the center for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community; visits include the active Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the fire of which has been burning for about 1500 years. Also visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter; drive to Isfahan via Na’in, a charming desert town, half way between Yazd and Isfahan, to visit the 10th century Friday Mosque, and the 17th century Pirnia House/Ethnographic Museum, with a walk through the old part of the town; continue to Isfahan for overnight stay at hotel.
Full day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous bridges of Shahrestan/Khajou/Sio-se-pol, the Armenian Quarter with several churches, including the important Cathedral of Vank; in the afternoon visit one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games, and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Imam – with magnificent architecture and tilework), finishing with a visit to the Qeisarieh Bazaar (closed on Fridays) with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous; overnight stay at hotel.
Morning drive to Tehran, en-route stop over at the charming town of Kashan to visit the historical garden of Fin which was first planted during the Safavid period and kept alive with water from the nearby Sulaimanieh Spring. This beautiful garden was expanded by the Zand and Qajar monarchs, with many open pavilions added. You will also visit a fine example of a 19th century merchant residence known as Taba-Tabai House with its beautiful stucco dome and inlaid mirror work, with some of the best examples of existing ‘badgirs’ (wind-catchers); continue to Tehran for overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visit to some of Tehran’s major museums, including Iran’s National Museum: the Archaeological, displaying an authenticated collection of pre-historic and ancient artifacts with pottery dating back to 6-7 millennium B.C.; and the Islamic with a unique collection of artifacts, manuscripts, silver and bronze objects and tiles from different post-Islamic periods in Iran, displayed on three floors; the Abguineh (Glass & Ceramics) Museum, a valuable collection of pre-Islamic and Islamic glass and ceramics, beautifully displayed and located in an elegant early 20th-century mansion; and also visit the Carpet Museum, with an extensive collection of old and new Persian carpets and rugs from the major carpet-weaving centers of Iran; overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight
Iran visa support.
Professional Tour Guide
Transfers & sightseeing by AC vehicle as per the itinerary.
Accommodation on twin sharing/double basis in hotels mentioned or similar
All entrance fees
Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival
Tip for guide and/or driver
A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.
30-15 Days: 25%
14-07 Days: 35%
06-03 Days: 50%
02-01 Days: 75%
No Show: 100%